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Old 01-29-2024, 02:03 PM   #1
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2000 International Door Removal

Hey Folks,

I'm looking for any suggestions on how to remove the front doors from my 2000 International school bus.

There doesn't seem to be a way to remove the rods which attach the door to the bus frame.

I noticed that the rods don't run the length of the door, from top to bottom of the door way.

So I'm thinking that the screws holding the rain flap on, at the sides, along the length of each door also hold the rods in place, or maybe just the top one.

I've attached a photo of the top rod and connection to the doorway.

Thanks,
Mike
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Old 01-29-2024, 02:17 PM   #2
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I'm not sure, but I think that behind the strip of metal which runs the length of the door to hold on the rain flap, there are one or two screws which holds the bold in place.
I'll investigate later.
But if anyone can confirm or other, please feel free.

Thanks much,
Mike
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Old 01-29-2024, 02:57 PM   #3
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I cut mine off and replaced with a piano hinge.
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Old 01-29-2024, 03:11 PM   #4
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Thank you very much ewo1.
I'll keep that in mind.
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Old 02-14-2024, 05:04 PM   #5
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Same. Cut mine off and had my friend put a door in using hinges.
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Old 02-14-2024, 05:56 PM   #6
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I'm at this stage on mine. I may just keep my door as is, and put one of those rounded master locks on them.
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Old 02-14-2024, 11:45 PM   #7
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Thanks folks.
I really do like the look of the original doors, so I'm going to keep them.
I think that I can sheer off the lower posts, drill out new holes and replace them with some 3" bolts.
Just have to convince my wife that this is not as risky as she seems to think it is.
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Old 02-15-2024, 06:48 AM   #8
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While I'm not exactly sure how this was done, I really like it.

I added a small chain binder and chain to keep tension on the door while driving as the lock isn't tough enough for the rattling while driving.
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Old 02-15-2024, 08:23 AM   #9
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looks good.
thank you.
I appreciate it.��
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Old 06-13-2024, 01:47 PM   #10
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On mine, I had to lift the door up, which allowed me to slide out the bottom and then the top drops down. That little rod is just sitting in a round hole on either side of the door.
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Old 06-13-2024, 04:10 PM   #11
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Thank you.
I finally found that mine lift off too.
I used a car jack.
Worked like a charm.
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